18 October 2016

Forget not the place where your cradle stood, for you will never have another homeland.

This is a mesmerizing video of the history of Europe mapped out one year at a time, showing wars through time and empires built and lost.  And most importantly, it shows how often borders changed and cultures evolved.

Keep an eye on where your ancestors came from in Germany and Russia and note how much it changed.  This brings home for me why the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations project is so important.

It's more than just a bunch of pins on a map marking tiny villages that existed long ago.  It marks where our cradles stood.